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Ulster Folk Museum

Our facilities

Enjoy a drink, grab a bite, browse our museum gift shops. Here’s some information on our facilities to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

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After exploring the museum, refuel and relax in our Ballycutra or Midland tearooms – open during museum hours.

Relax in the comfortable, family-friendly surroundings where you can enjoy a hearty homemade meal or a lighter bite. Treat yourself to a scone, traybake or slice of cake freshly baked by our team on site.

Outdoor picnic tables are located in the grounds of the Ulster Folk Museum, including the car parks. Indoor picnic areas are located upstairs in the National School in the museum.

Food and drink items are not allowed in our exhibit buildings or galleries.


There is a gift shop in the Ulster Folk Museum, which offers a wide range of gifts inspired by our collections including books, toys and souvenirs. It also has a selection of goods made by crafts people in the museum.

Why not take a trip down memory lane in to our authentic Corner Shop sweet shop? Ask for a quarter of sweets, weighed out in the traditional way by a guide in costume.

Every sale supports National Museums NI.

Toilets/baby changing

We have accessible toilets and a number of baby changing facilities across the site which are identified on the museum map which you can get on arrival at the museum.


Dogs are welcome in the outdoor areas of the Ulster Folk Museum. All dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.

Pet dogs are not permitted inside any of the buildings, galleries or shops, but there is plenty outdoors to explore. Assistance dogs are welcome to any area of the museum.


Seating is provided at regular intervals throughout the outdoor museum site.Find out more about accessibility at the museum here.


The Ulster Folk Museum has a comprehensive map detailing all exhibit buildings in the museum. The map is available at our admission kiosk on arrival at the museum or you can click the following link to download a pdf of the map to help plan your visit in advance: (downloadable map)


Free Wi-Fi is available for visitors in the following areas:

  • The Diamond, Ballycultra Town area
  • The Tea Room
  • The Learning courtyard

The Wi-Fi network is UFTM_Public. Once connected visitors are required to login with their Facebook/Twitter accounts so that they can access the internet.

Souvenir Photography

Our Church Road Studio, located in Ballycultra Village is an operational studio within an exhibit building which offers exclusive mementoes of your visit. The studio is decorated in the style of an elegant Edwardian residence. All our photographs are printed onsite and are available on the day, most often before you leave the studio.

We offer a Family Portrait session in a manner and at a pace reminiscent of the early 20th century. Dress in period costume, pose and leave with new insight to the formality of the traditional family portrait. 

Souvenir Photography
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It is advisable to contact the photographer to check his availability in advance or to book an appointment.

Please note additional charges apply for souvenir photography.

For more information
Tel: 07717 007 372